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GT Advanced and Powertec Energy sign MOU

Apr 1, 10:11

US-based GT Advanced and Taiwan-based Powertec Energy have announced the execution of a memorandum of understanding (MOU), which states Powertec's intention to purchase polysilicon...

Global solar module market to see 20% oversupply in 2013, predicts SEMI China

Jan 15, 14:12

SEMI China predicts a 20% oversupply for the global solar module market in 2013, according to a report from a China-based website. Industry consolidation in Asia is expected to continue...

China solar equipment firm JYT succeeds in suing LDK for breaching contract, say reports

Dec 28, 11:27

China-based JYT Corporation has announced a verdict from China' International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission finding that LDK needs to pay CNY293 million (US$46 million)...

Solar equipment market suffers oversupply

Dec 21, 12:10

Oversupply in the downstream solar market has been causing the supply of crystal growing furnaces to exceed demand by 100%. In addition, cheap second-hand equipment has been available...

GT Advanced to write down DSS inventory

Dec 20, 21:29

US-based solar crystal growing furnace maker GT Advanced Technologies has announced plans to write down the majority of its directional solidification system (DSS) inventory, meaning...

Time not right to start production of N-type monocrystalline solar cells, say Taiwan makers

Dec 19, 14:20

While some China-based makers are actively developing N-type mono-crystalline solar cells featuring energy conversion rates of over 20% in a bid to win lending from banks, Taiwan-based...

Some China-based makers plan to sell solar cell equipment in Taiwan

Dec 12, 12:00

China-based integrated solar makers have considered measures to cope with the impact of US anti-dumping and anti-subsidy tariffs, and some of them plan to sell solar cell production...

Order cancellations drive solar book-to-bill ratio into negative territory, according to Solarbuzz

Oct 23, 10:25

Production equipment order cancellations and push-outs by solar manufacturers during 2012 exceeded US$3 billion by the end of third-quarter 2012, according to NPD Solarbuzz.

Equipment maker GPM eyeing return to profits

Aug 24, 14:27

Taiwan-based Gallant Precision Machining (GPM), which mainly makes equipment for the manufacture of display panels as well as semiconductors, expects to return to profitability in...

China-based solar firms buying unused second-hand thin-film solar equipment

Aug 6, 10:35

Solar firms have been looking for unused second-hand solar equipment. Currently, polysilicon equipment is under negotiation, while thin-film equipment has been sold due to existing...

Solar equipment firms reportedly cut R&D expenses

Aug 3, 11:51

The low demand in the solar market has been hitting every segment including solar equipment firms. As customers refuse to expand capacity, equipment firms have been lacking capital...

Veeco sees 2Q12 revenues fall on-year

Jul 30, 10:48

Veeco Instruments announced its financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2012.

Demand for unused second-hand solar equipment exists in Taiwan, says industry source

Jul 25, 16:23

China solar firms have been reportedly selling their equipment. Equipment firms noted that around 80% of Taiwan's solar cell firms need equipment that can help them upgrade the pro...

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China solar firms reportedly to sell equipment in 3Q12

Jul 25, 01:50

Second-hand equipment from some China-based solar firms may arrive on the market in the third quarter. According to industry sources, around 10 solar firms in China reportedly hope...

Solar technology roadmap and buying cycle essential to rendering legacy capacity as obsolete, says Solarbuzz

Jul 17, 11:27

A technology roadmap for the solar industry is set to emerge during 2013, bringing the solar industry into alignment with adjacent technology sectors where roadmaps typically have...

Centrotherm bankruptcy will not affect Sunshine PV, says Solartech

Jul 12, 12:33

The world's largest solar equipment firm, Germany-based Centrotherm, filed for bankruptcy protection on July 11. Centrothem has been an important provider of solar equipment to Taiwan's...

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Archers Systems to supply equipment for thin-film and HIT solar cell makers

Jul 12, 01:40

Archers Systems, a Taiwan-based equipment provider for solar, display and integrated circuits, has revealed plans to target customers that produce thin-film solar and heterojunction...

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LDK equipment supplier files for arbitration

Jul 6, 10:19

LDK's equipment supplier JYT Corporation recently requested arbitration that LDK pay CNY789,600 (US$124,208) and losses in interest rates of CNY38,400 and all fees occurred during...

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Equipment firms hope to see demand return at beginning of 2013

Jul 6, 10:16

The solar industry predicts demand and supply equilibrium will be reached in 2014, but equipment firms hope to see orders rebound in the beginning of 2013. Equipment firms indicated...

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Some China-based solar makers unable to take deliveries of equipment

Jul 3, 14:49

Solar equipment firms have been facing financial troubles as customers have not been able to take deliveries. The oversupply problem in the solar market has been causing downstream...

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Oerlikon opens China headquarters in Shanghai

Jun 21, 16:41

Switzerland-based Oerlikon announced the official opening of its new headquarters in Shanghai. The China-based headquarters will consolidate the firm's eight offices currently in...

Limited funds and lack of capacity expansion plans plague solar equipment sector

Jun 18, 12:45

On June 13, the world's second largest solar equipment firm, Germany-based Centrotherm, issued a statement indicating financial troubles of its credit lines. The firm noted that negotiations...

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Commentary: Solar material and equipment firms competing with customers

Jun 18, 12:19

The large turbulences in the solar market have caused abnormal conditions in the industry. The contract price of polysilicon has reached an all-time low, nearly as low as the spot...

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Mirle 1Q12 revenues and profits shrink

May 7, 16:06

With its panel and solar customers being cautious about expansion, automation equipment supplier Mirle Automation has reported on-year declines in both revenues and profits for the...

Commentary: US protectionism on domestic solar industry may backfire

Apr 23, 16:14

The US government has been taking up anti-dumping and anti-tariff investigations against China-based solar firms. According to LA Times, the US government recently announced the import...

Applied Materials holds solar technology innovation summit conference in China

Apr 20, 12:11

Applied Materials' Solar Technology Center in Xi'an, western China, will hold a solar technology innovation summit on April 20, according to the company. The center is an R&D...

Spending on PV equipment to reach bottom of cycle in 2Q12, says Solarbuzz

Apr 17, 15:00

Equipment spending by tier-one solar manufacturers is poised to resume in 2013 with strong double-digit annual growth rates forecast out to 2016, according to Solarbuzz. This upturn...

20GW of solar PV manufacturing equipment to be replaced by 2016, says IMS Research

Feb 13, 11:11

Despite the outlook for the solar PV manufacturing equipment market remaining bleak in 2012, there could be a 20GW opportunity for the upgrade or replacement of existing capacity...

Veeco reports 4Q11 revenues

Feb 9, 13:33

Equipment provider Veeco Instruments has announced financial results for fourth-quarter 2011 and full year 2011.

GT Advanced sees FY 3Q12 revenues decrease

Feb 2, 11:24

GT Advanced Technologies has reported results for its third quarter of fiscal year 2012, which ended December 31, 2011.

China solar PV equipment suppliers grab further market-share gains, says Solarbuzz

Jan 17, 15:32

Ambitious solar PV manufacturing capacity investments across the Asia Pacific region during 2011 have provided substantial revenue growth for local solar equipment suppliers, according...

GPM conservative about 2012

Jan 4, 14:56

Taiwan-based equipment maker Gallant Precision Machining (GPM) holds a conservative view on the panel and solar industries in 2012. The two industries have been holding back on capacity...

Top Green Energy plans to shut down solar cell productions

Dec 27, 01:05

Taiwan-based solar cell maker Top Green Energy indicated the plan to shut down cell operations. In addition, the firm does not exclude the possibility of selling equipment as well...

Solar trade war may backfire on US, says China media

Dec 8, 15:53

The anti-dumping and anti-subsidy probe taken up by the US government directed at China-based solar firms has been causing a stir in China, and according to local media, may end up...

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GPM seeking equipment orders beyond panels, solar cells

Nov 24, 15:26

Equipment maker Gallant Precision Machining (GPM), in view of sluggish demand for panel and solar cell equipment, is seeking orders from other industries including hydraulic and wind...

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    Applied HCT Diamond Squarer for solar wafers

    Applied Materials has introduced ts new HCT Diamond Squarer system, which can reduce the cost of squaring silicon ingots by up to one-third while offering at least twice the cutting...

    Photo: Company, Oct 7.

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    Edwards iXL vacuum pump line

    Edwards, a supplier of vacuum and abatement equipment and services, has introduced the new iXL line of dry vacuum pumps. The iXL 500 is designed primarily for load lock applications...

    Photo: Company, Jul 15.

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    Pall water reclaim system for PV industry

    Pall, a supplier of filtration, separation and purification, will showcase eco-friendly products and systems for the photovoltaic (PV) industry at Intersolar in San Francisco, including...

    Photo: Business Wire, Jul 9.

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    DEK reveals new metallization system

    Precision screen printing specialist DEK chose this year's EU PVSEC show in Valencia to reveal its new PV1200 Metallization line to the European market. A set of multicrystalline...

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